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Time Management for Athletes

It’s that time of year again. The 2013 school year is upon us! Most of our athletes are back in school, a few remain before they head off to college. It can be a stressful time of year… IF you are unable to manage your time properly! As a former student-athlete myself, I know exactly […]

CTS February Referral Contest!

Hey guys! Hope this month is off to a good start and you’re on the track to becoming an even better athlete than you were a month ago! Just wanted to give you all a quick heads up that we’re having a BIG referral contest this month. Details below! You could win a pair of […]

The Importance of In-Season Training for Athletes

I can just hear it now… “I’m too tired”… “I’m too busy” “Practice is too long” We hear these same excuses from athletes who are either leading up to their competitive season OR currently in the competitive season and make every excuse in the book as to why they CAN’T find 1 to 2 hours […]

CTS Strength & Conditioning at 2013 PWA Junior and Senior Championships

Hey guys, Check out this video of team CTS Strength & Conditioning at the 2013 PWA Junior and Senior weightlifting championships in San Francisco, CA! Every one of our junior athletes (20U) took home at least one medal AND hit new personal records!! Nice work guys!!! [youtube]http://youtu.be/t-kp9kLRqjk[/youtube] Enjoy! – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS

CTS Strength & Conditioning at PWA Record Breakers 2012

Hey guys! Check out this video of our first competition as an official USA Weightlifting club, team CTS Strength & Conditioning! These athletes compete in other sports as well, but they are GREAT weightlifters too! Enjoy! [youtube]http://youtu.be/OTbMVVNlbAs[/youtube] – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS

How to Get Stronger and Faster for Baseball

In my short career as a strength & conditioning coach, I have trained quite a few baseball players. Many of them want the same thing: a faster 60 yard dash time, strength to hit the ball further and throw harder, and keep their chances of getting hurt slim-to-none.  It makes me a happy person when […]

Why Every Athlete Needs a Coach

As a strength & conditioning coach, it baffles me sometimes to see how many athletes say they are “dead serious” about being the best, but will NOT do the little things to get better. Just about EVERY athlete that has gone on to be the best has had a coach along the way to guide […]